LOOK AT HIM NOW: Yuleba boy Matthew Russell is making a speedy recovery from terrible burns, alongside his parents Cindy and Tim.
LOOK AT HIM NOW: Yuleba boy Matthew Russell is making a speedy recovery from terrible burns, alongside his parents Cindy and Tim. Tom Gillespie

Have a good look at Yuleba burns victim Matthew Russell now

MATTHEW Russell was battling it out in a Brisbane hospital bed two months ago. Now take a look at him!

The Yuleba boy, who was burned in a freak accident at his home, was the surprise guest at the Apex Trivia Night on Thursday.

The event raised further money for the Russell family while they try to get back to normal life after bringing Matthew home two weeks ago.

His parents Tim and Cindy, who describe themselves as modest people, expressed their disbelief at how much support they'd received from residents who barely knew them.

"It was very overwhelming, because Tim and I stick to us. We don't even go out and drink with friends,” Cindy said.

"It's just overwhelming the amount of people who want to help someone they don't even know,” Tim added.

The money raised by a GoFundMe campaign and the multi-draw raffle, which was drawn on the night, went towards installing air-conditioning and removing any trace that the accident had happened.

This included removing the burn in the kitchen floor, caused by the pot of boiling water that fell down on Matthew back in June.

Despite his battles at such a young age, Cindy said her son was back to his cheeky best.

"He has changed - he's more daring. Nothing has stopped him - he'll climb, jump, everything,” she said.

"We'll make sure he appreciates it (the community support) when he's older. We're just trying to get back to our normal routine.”


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